Created male and female

Following the USCCB General Assembly in November 2017, a group of ecumenical and interfaith partners gathered with bishops of the Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage to discuss gender ideology. As a result of this discussion, faith leaders today issued an open letter entitled … [Read More...]

Abortionist to the Stars botches 2 late-term abortions It appears as an upscale doctor’s office in the tony Southern California community of Beverly Hills. Photos of the interior of the office show lighted artwork on the walls and furnishings that would make a woman of means feel at home. In reality, the … [Read More...]

Churches worth driving to

Name of Church St. Brendan Address 10051 NE 195th St., Bothell, Washington 98011 Phone number (425) 483-9400 Website Mass Schedule Saturday vigil, 5 p.m. Sundays, 8, 11 a.m. and noon (Spanish). Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8:30 … [Read More...]

Proposed Catholic hospital mega-merger assessed by Church officials

Catholic ethics and church law must be at the center of a merger of two major Catholic health care systems that, if approved, will create the largest non-profit health system in the country, an archdiocesan official says. Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives and San Francisco-based Dignity … [Read More...]

FCC’s decision to end Internet regulation likely will mean less free porn

All the news over net neutrality is wonky, jargon-heavy, and — if we’re honest — reports about the impending changes leave readers with more questions than answers. But there’s one taboo topic that really puts things into perspective: pornography. The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) … [Read More...]

‘Tis the season for Alma Redemptoris Mater

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne Sullivan. “Alma Redemptoris Mater” is a Marian hymn traditionally sung during Advent and the Christmas season. It was composed by Blessed Hermannus Contractus  (1013-1054) in Germany, and it was so well-known by the fifteenth century that it played an … [Read More...]

An attempt to clarify significance of pope’s letter to Argentine bishops

Some three months ago I predicted that Pope Francis’ letter to the Argentine bishops, approving their implementation of Amoris laetitia, would make its way into the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. Now it has. An accompanying note from Cardinal Parolin states that the pope wishes the Argentine document to … [Read More...]

Last year Ensenada, next year the Vatican

The Diocese’s first Catholic cruise with Bishop Kevin Vann and Bishop Tim Freyer last summer was so successful that the Diocese is planning an even bigger annual bishops’ pilgrimage cruise in 2018. Last July, Bishop Vann, Bishop Freyer and a group of 207 parishioners departed Long Beach for a brief … [Read More...]

Sacramento bishop laments pervasive culture that has belittled women

In a homily during Mass in the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Sacramento on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Dec. 8, Bishop Jaime Soto addressed the current social climate surrounding sexual harassment. "This is not a time to lecture, but it is an opportunity to learn how to regard one … [Read More...]

Cardinal Kasper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ controversy is over

The controversy regarding Amoris laetitia has come to an end, according to German cardinal Walter Kasper. What is more, he has affirmed that the admission of remarried divorced persons to the sacraments in individual cases is, in his view, the only correct interpretation of the post-synodal … [Read More...]

Large numbers at Oakland diocese’s Guadalupe ceremony

The 12th diocesan pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe drew a record number of participants on Dec. 2. Héctor Medina, head of the diocesan Latino ministry, said this year organizers made an effort to count the participants, showing more than 7,600 people involved in the 7.5-mile … [Read More...]

The great crucifix of Mission Santa Clara

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Michael Walker: No pilgrimage to Mission Santa Clara is complete without paying compulsory homage before the altar of the great Crucifix, which never fails to inspire compunction with its Spanish grotesque stateliness. Jesus gazes down upon the devotee with … [Read More...]

San Jose bishop issues Christmas message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, During Advent, we celebrate the in-breaking of the Lord into human history – anticipating His Coming at the end of time as we reflect upon His Birth long ago. As we approach Christmas, we remain watchful that, while looking to the events of Bethlehem long ago, we may not … [Read More...]

Federal judge orders military to accept transgender recruits beginning Jan. 1

A federal court has ruled that the Trump administration must comply by January 1 with the Obama administration's 2016 policy of allowing transgender recruits into the military. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly's ruling denies White House attempts to prevent self-identifying transgender … [Read More...]